Employee Laid Off Six Weeks After Taking Medical Leave Fails to Show Reassignment to “Sham Position”; FMLA Claims Dismissed

Employee Laid Off Six Weeks After Taking Medical Leave Fails to Show Reassignment to “Sham Position”; FMLA Claims Dismissed What obligations does an employer have to an employee returning from leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? What must the employer do if it was forced to fill that employee’s position during the employee’s absence? How long after the employee returns must the employer wait before taking an adverse action against that employee? View Full Post
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FCA Regulatory Sandbox Update: Successes in Round One, Application Window for Round Three Open

By | Latham.London | June 16, 2017
FCA Regulatory Sandbox Update: Successes in Round One, Application Window for Round Three Open The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has provided an update on its regulatory sandbox initiative. The sandbox is part of Project Innovate, and allows businesses (whether already authorised or not) to test new offerings in the market under close supervision and without many of the usual regulatory consequences. View Full Post
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It’s Not a Small World, After All, for Sweepstakes: Lessons Learned from International Sweepstakes

It’s Not a Small World, After All, for Sweepstakes: Lessons Learned from International Sweepstakes And the big “winner” is (drumroll) … the Italian Competition Authority. A multinational electronics company was a most recent victim of the stringent Italian prize promotion regulations — to the tune of € 3.1 million (or roughly US$3.37 million). The costly sanctions were imposed on the company by Italian authorities for, among other issues, unfair commercial practices. View Full Post
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Major Changes On Whistleblowing in France

Major Changes On Whistleblowing in France From January 1, 2018, there will be an obligation on almost all employers to implement reporting/whistleblowing schemes. France has historically been very reluctant to support workplace whistleblowing, especially anonymously. Whistleblowing schemes were effectively only authorized in 2005 to permit US companies to comply with their SOX obligations. View Full Post
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Cannabis Compliance: Stick with Your Program

By | Canna Law Blog™ | June 16, 2017
Cannabis Compliance: Stick with Your Program We have previously written about the need for cannabis businesses to systematize their policies and procedures. See Improving Systems and Structures for Cannabis Business Expansion and Understanding and Managing Cannabis Legal Compliance: No Excuses. Marijuana businesses are not standard startups — they are highly regulated and need to act like it from day one. View Full Post
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Rosenworcel Nominated for New FCC Term

By | Lifeline Law Advisor | June 16, 2017
Rosenworcel Nominated for New FCC Term On June 13, the White House announced that Jessica Rosenworcel, who served as an FCC commissioner from 2012 until her term expired on Dec. 31, 2016, will be nominated to a new term at the agency. Rosenworcel, a Democrat, has been a strong supporter of the E-rate program, and of broader efforts to close the digital divide including what she coined “the homework gap” through increased broadband deployment utilizing the universal service program. View Full Post
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DOJ to No Longer Allow Settlements to Include Contributions to Third Parties, Thereby Threatening the Future of SEPs

DOJ to No Longer Allow Settlements to Include Contributions to Third Parties, Thereby Threatening the Future of SEPs Seyfarth Synopsis: The U.S. Attorney General has directed the Department of Justice to no longer allow payments to third parties as part of resolving federal cases.  For environmental cases, this prohibition could significantly limit, if not ban, the use of SEPs.  View Full Post
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